Nestled on the slopes of the picturesque Du Toitskloof mountains in the Breede River Valley, GEVONDEN offers a tranquil retreat to those who seek peace and relaxation whilst surrounded by magnificent scenery, only 60 minutes from Cape Town. The working farm provides informal, yet fully equipped facilities with a difference to guests wanting to get away, be still and reflect.


GEVONDEN was established in 1746 by a cattle farmer named Jonas van der Poel. Van der Poel settled on the land after he came across it whilst searching for stray cattle. He proclaimed: “Ekt hebt mijn beeste gevonden” and named the farm GEVONDEN. Farmers Jan Theron and Jacobus Petrus Theron occupied the land until 1803. In 1819 it became a loanfarm and later that year the property of Hercules Johannes du Preez.

In 1830 the land was bought by Hendrik Christoffel de Wet who’s fifth generation descendents are still upholding the proud De Wet tradition at GEVONDEN. Hendrik Christoffel’s great grandson, Jakobus Hendrik Stofberg de Wet and his wife Joey de Wet, had five daughters and no son to, according to tradition, inherit the farm. The sixth generation, although De Wet descendents, will see a name change from De Wet to Boonzaaier.